Crime — 21 May 2013 — by Adele Ramos
Daring Coral Grove robbery at 11:00 p.m.

Executive Director of the National Women’s Commission, board member of the YWCA and former news editor Ann-Marie Williams confirmed to Amandala today that two young men robbed her on Saturday night of her SUV and her cell phone as soon as she returned home from the Miss Y pageant.

Police Press Officer Raphael Martinez reported that Williams’ vehicle, a dark grey 2003 Mazda Tribute SUV with license plate number C-41867 valued at BZ$16,000, was found in Hattieville just after midday today, Monday, May 20. We understand that the vehicle was found in an unaltered condition, but the ignition key was missing.

According to police, Williams reported that at about 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, she arrived at her house in the Coral Grove area and two males, who had just exited another vehicle, approached her demanding that she turn over her keys.

“Get out of the vehicle. Gimme the keys,” the robbers, who were wearing hooded shirts to hide their faces, reportedly told Williams.

The two men—only one of them armed with what appeared to be a baton and the other unarmed—are believed to be teenagers.

The one armed with the baton threatened to hit Williams if she did not hand over the vehicle, police said.

Apart from making off with her vehicle, the youths also robbed Williams of her black touchscreen BlackBerry mobile phone, valued at BZ$1,500.

Neighbors who heard Williams scream immediately called the cops.

“Both assailants got into [Williams’] vehicle and made good their escape. Police investigation continues,” the police reported today.

Williams believes that the robbery was a crime of opportunity committed by persons who were monitoring her movements.

The assailants exited a vehicle which stopped near the speed-bump on the opposite side of the boulevard where she lives.

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